The crowning glory of every day is surely the realisation that we are here, now, with an opportunity to learn more tomorrow based on what we found this side of sunrise. For me, every day is cherry-topped by the realisation that the hunt for Dark Matter has taken humankind into universal territory which could explain a lot of things about the way we think.
These two kinds of matter have a difference most stark.
One of them you cannot see, bathed in invisibility
The other one's in front of you, it's red and green and white and blue.
Shea Hembrey is a sculptor who's taken a plunge to make Dark Matter through his own artwork, an example of which is pictured.
His exhibition, Dark Matters, is on view at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.
Nature and mankind have had an uneasy relationship since the discovery of gold and its sacred form as wealth. Like a little lost W particle, Wealth sits close to Health on the one hand, and Stealth on the other.
Scientists are watching precious cosmo-constants shatter
The Higgs came out of knowhere bringing SUSY to her knees
Now new Dark Matter candidates are swarming round like bees
Be even more amused by the candidates trotting out of the Particle Zoo at the heels of their faithful champions. Earnest competitors for the title of Dark Matter Discoverer are lifting to the show bench everything from WIMPs to things like gravitons which have yet to be defined by theoretical or experimental analysis.
Here's Andrew Handley's marvellous collective of peculiar particles.
Don't worry, put your trust in the scientists. Dark Matter is out there, making up 75% of the known Universe. But it's not in here, inside Earth's atmosphere, even though the atmosphere is invisible by night when there's no light from the Sun to make it blue. Dark Matter will have to be made in the lab if it's to find its way to Earth. So it won't be in your bedroom. Sweet dreams.